By bringing a practical lens to litigated and regulatory proceedings, I am able to combine strong legal analysis, a policy-and results-oriented framework, information from experts, and a common-sense approach to reach strong environmental outcomes for clients. These skills and experiences allow me to effectively represent and counsel clients before numerous state and federal agencies, as well as state and federal courts, on a wide variety of environmental, public lands, energy, and policy issues. I bring a clear focus on my clients’ desired outcomes and goals to develop an effective regulatory, policy, and litigation strategy.
Sarah Judkins advises and represents clients on a range of air quality, climate change, energy, and public lands issues before state and federal regulatory bodies and agencies, as well as in federal and state court. She counsels clients on the best strategy to reach desired outcomes, which may include policy, regulatory, or litigation tools, or some combination thereof. Sarah’s experience extends to practicing before the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and the Interior Board of Land Appeals, in addition to numerous state and federal courts. She has also represented clients seeking approvals from the Department of the Interior, the United States Forest Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and several Colorado state agencies. Sarah advises clients across numerous sectors, including renewable energy, recreation, and conservation.
Prior to joining the Firm, Sarah worked as a senior associate at a large global law firm, served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and was a fellow with Environmental Defense Fund’s air and climate team. During law school, she clerked at Earthjustice and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and was an intern for the Honorable Gregory Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court and the Natural Resources and Environment Section of the Colorado Office of the Attorney General. She was also executive editor of the Colorado Environmental Law Journal.